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An Overview of the Department : History

The Department of History launched its journey in 1956 as General subject and marched ahead for pretty long time as General subject only. It obtained approval for introducing History as Honours subject in 1994. After Bengali and English, there is demand amongst students for opting History as Honours subject. There are at present 120 sanctioned seats for Honours. There are two full time teachers, One Part – time (College sponsored) teacher and two Guest Teachers in the Department. The Department has produced innumerable students both Honours and General throughout the years. Many students of the Department have established themselves in various sectors, especially as accomplished teachers in various H.S. Schools and Degree Colleges and keep touch with the Department as Alumni. The student scoring highest marks in the Honours papers in the Part – III final examination is awarded medal by the College.

Besides teaching, the Department organizes class wise seminar, debate and prepares students for Quiz competition and Group discussion, so that they can keep pace with the time. The students can express their views independently through their writing in the wall Magazine and teachers guide them properly in this regard. Above all, the faculty members are always ready to render all possible assistance and guidance to students within and outside the campus as and when required. Consequently students get through the final examination with flying colours every year and go for further higher studies. 

 

Evaluative Report of the Department of History

Name of the Department: History

Year of establishment: 1956 (General), 1994 (Honours)

Names of Programs / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters, Integrated Ph.D., etc.): UG ( B. A. Honours, B. A. General) 

Name of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments / units involved: Environmental Science

Annual/Semester/Choice Based Credit System (programme wise): UG Annual

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: Nil

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.: No. 

Details of courses / programs discontinued (if any) with reasons: No.

Number of teaching posts

 

Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

NA

NA

Associate Professor/Reader

No direct recruitment. On promotion only according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of West Bengal & University Rules

01

      Assistant Professor

01

01

         PTT

00

00

 

Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance  

Name

 

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of

Experience

No. of Ph. D. Students guided for the last 4 years

Pankaj Dutta

M.A. M.Phil, B.Ed

Associate Professor

Modern India

24

NA

Anindita Basu Biswas

M.A. B.Ed

Assistant Professor

Modern India

05

NA

Prasenjoy Das

M.A. B.Ed

Part- Time Teacher (College-sponsored)

Medieval India

03

NA

Nitya Sundar Roy Mandal

M.A. B.Ed

Guest Lecturer

Medieval India

Joined in Nov. 2015

NA

Payel Kar

M.A. B.Ed

Guest Lecturer

Ancient India

Joined in Nov. 2015

 NA

 

List of senior Visiting Faculty: 01. Prof.. Sujit Guha (Retired Reader, Department of History, Dinhata college) 02.  Prof. Ananda Gopal Ghosh (Retired Prof. Department of History N.B.U.)  

Number of lectures delivered by Senior visiting faculty=05, Number of lectures delivered by guest lecturers and part time lecturers = 159

Student Teacher Ratio (program-wise): Honours: 25:1,General: 150:1

Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned, filled: Not applicable.

Qualification of teaching faculty with DSc/D. Litt/Ph. D./MPhil/ PG: Please refer to serial No. 10

Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and grants received: No ongoing projects at present

Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc., total grants received:  Nil

           

Research Centre /facility recognized by the University: No.

Publications:

Publication per faculty:

Research work, Publications and other information of:

Sri Pankaj Dutta

Research Work

M.Phil

The dissertation was on “The Forward Bloc-Some aspects of a Study” 

 

Publications:

SL NO

Participation and Title   of  the Paper Presented

 

Title of Conference/ Seminar

Organized By

 

Whether  International/ National/State/ Regional/College or University level

1

Participated

“Issues of  Enclaves: Question of National Sovereignty”

on 12 March, 2015.

The Department of Political Science, Dinhata College

UGC funded Seminar

 

Participated

“Higher Education in North Bengal”

on 30 March, 2015

Organised by:

Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya

State Level

2

Participated

“Translation Studies and Comparative Literature”

On 20 July, 2015

Organised by:

Shakespeare’s Society of Eastern India, Kolkata.

National Seminar

3

“ Exilement of Panchanan barma”

Socio – Politico – EconomicThoughts of Thakur Panchanan Barma – Its Relevance in Present Contest”

dt. 26-27 September 2015

Organised by: The

Department Political Science and Commerce, Dinhata College.

in collaboration with

UGC sponsored National Seminar

4

Participated

“Kabi Sarbavouma Rabindranath”

dt. 09 June 2015

Organised by:- The Department of  Bengali, Dinhata College

UGC funded Seminar

5

Participated

“Indian Culture and Moral Philosophy”

dt. 08 July 2015

Organised by:- The Department of History, Dinhata College

UGC funded Seminar

6

Participated

Workshop on NAAC

on 13 & 14 July 2015

Organised by: IQAC, Ramakrishna Mission  Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Kolkata

 

7

Participated

“Vaishnava Padavali”

dt. 10 December 2015

Organised by:- The Department of  Bengali, Dinhata College

UGC funded Seminar

             

 

Smt. Anindita Basu Biswas

 

Name

No.

Chapter in a book

 entitled 

Title of the book-

 

Publisher

 

 

 

Anindita

Basu Biswas

02

1. “Swadhinata PorobortikaleManik Bandopadhyaer  Upanyase Swadhinata Andolan, Prak-Swadhinata Porber Bikkhov O Dangar Smriti”

Swadhinata Uttar Bangla Upanyas

 

 

 

 

 

Paras Pathar Publication Kolkata.

ISBN: 978-93-82046-37-0

Status: State

 

 

2. “Rural Women Empowerment through the Panchayat”.

Status of Indian Women- Social, Economic and Political Perspectives 2015

Papirus Publications, Kolkata.

ISBN- 978-81-908360-98

Status- State

 

Books edited: Nil 

Seminar/Conference (National & International):

Name :  Anindita  Basu Biswas, Asstt. Professor in History.

U.G.C sponsored National seminar  on Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in the  Present Social and Economic  Scenario .Venue-Coochbehar College.Year:2013

              Title of the paper presented:-NARI PRAGATI SAMPARKE VIVEKANANDA.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Reviewing Dickens Bi-centenary: Reading 21st century Interpretations of Charles Dickens.

Venue-University B.T& Evening College.Year:2013

Title of the paper presented:  ‘Historical aspect in Dickens’s writings-a special reading of A Tale of two cities’.

 

UGC Sponsored  National Seminar  on –Swadhinata uttar Bangla upanyas.

Venue: Birpara College, Jalpaiguri.    Year-2013

Title of the paper presented:    Swadhinata parobortikale Manik Bandopadhyaer upanyase Swadhinata andolon, bikkhov o danger smrit

Internatuional Level seminar on Indo- Bhutan Relations through the centuries.

Venue: NBS Mahavidyalaya, Jaigaon Year: 2014

Title of the paper presented: a Brief history of Indo-  Bhutan Relationship during the Colonial Period (1774-1949)

West Bengal State Council of Higher Education Sponsored State Level Seminar on “ Looking Back at the First World War: 100 years later.”

Venue: Dewanhat College    Year: 2015

Title of the paper presented: Impact of the First World War and the Growth of Nationalism in Colonial India.

Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, Medline, etc.)

Citation Index – range / average : Nil

SNIP: Nil

SJR: Nil

Impact Factor – range / average: Nil

h-index: Nil

Areas of consultancy and income generated : Nil

Faculty as members in 

a) National committees b) International committees c) Editorial Boards:  Sri. P. Dutta (Head) is a member of Indian History Congress, Institute of Historical Studies.

Student project

percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e., in Research laboratories / Industry / other agencies: Nil

Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by

Faculty: Nil

Students: Nil

List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department:

Sl No

            Name

 Designation

    Institute

     1

Prof. A. G. Ghosh

Professor

N.B.U.

Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding:

      Departmental Seminars=05 

 

Student profile program-wise:

Name of the Course/Programme

(refer to question no. 4)

Applications received

Selected

Male    Female

Enrolled

Pass percentage

 

* M

* F

B.A.  Part I (Hon)

242

103

68

35

NA

B.A.  Part II (Hon)

60

45

25

20

75 %

B.A. Part III (Hon)

55

47

28

19

85%

* M=Male       * F=Female

Diversity of students

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

B.A. 1st year Hon

100%

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B.A 1st year (Gen)

100%

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B.A. 2ndyear(Hon)

100%

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B.A. 2ndyear(Gen)

100%

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B.A. 3rdyear(Hon)

100%

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B.A. 3r year (Gen)

100%

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How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services and Defense Services etc.?  There is no mechanism to track students.However we have furnished a list of few students who have been qualified NET, SET.

 

              Name

Examination

Dipak Barman

 NET(UGC)

Dipak Sarkar Assistant Professor  Tripura College

 NET (UGC)

 Mithun Das Assistant Prof in a college in West Bengal

 SET(CSC)

Bappa Mahanta Asstt. Prof. Coochbehar College

 SET (CSC)

Sanatan Adhikary Asst. Prof. M.G.M. College, Midnapore.

SET (CSC)

Note: It is further notified that the considerable number of our students are in School Service, some are also in Defense and Civil services.

 Student progression 

               Student Progression

               Against % enrolled

                 UG to PG

50% in regular 25% in distance mode (approx)

                 PG to M.Phil

----------------

                PG to Ph.D

-----------------

                 Ph.D to Post-Doctoral

----------------

Employed- Campus selectio  -Other than campus recruitment

---------------

Enterpreneurship/Self-employment

-----------------

 

Details of infrastructural facilities

a) Library: There is a Central Library with separate reading room. The Department does not have its own library but the Department has collection of some books which are often provided to the students.

b) Internet facilities for staff and students: INFLIBNET facility  is centrally available for both teacher and students .

c) Class rooms with ICT facility: Nil

e) Laboratories: NA

Number of students receiving financial assistance from College, University, government or other agencies:   Data maintained centrally by the College.

 

Details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops/seminar) with external experts: 

1. A Seminar was conducted by the Department on Indian Culture and Moral Philosophy in which some eminent persons were invited to deliver lectures on 8th July, 2015.

2. Another Seminar was organized by the Department of History in collaboration with the Department of Bengali on Vaishnaba Padabali on 10.12.2015.

3. Video Show on Indian Culture was arranged by the Department.

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

Lecture method

Group discussion

Rapid participatory techniques

Demonstration method.

Special class and care to advanced and slow learners.

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:

The faculty members and students of the department are regularly participating in the Institutional Social Responsibility and Extension activities organized by the NSS and Health Unit of the college.

SWOC analysis of the department and future plans.

Strength

The Department with its available infrastructure is running smoothly with good team spirit among faculty members. Demographically Dinhata being a minority and SC based Sub-Division, with poor socio economic background many students are consequently first generation learner. Under the circumstances, we leave no stone unturned to enrich the students in such a way so that they can easily keep pace with the advanced learning at an optimum level.

  • Teacher-student relationship is the most noticeable feature of the Department. We are easily accessible to students and they can unhesitatingly express their difficulties to us. Thus we maintain sweet and live relationship of the Department. 
  • Many students go for PG studies every year and come out with success. Many of our students are teaching in Degree Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools.
  • The Department encourages and permits the second and third year students to celebrate freshers' welcome for the first year students. 
  • The Department takes sincere initiative to train the students to participate in Quize, Debate competitions. We conduct Group discussion, Debate, Seminars for the Honors students and thereby try to inculcate in them the spirit of creative thinking and competitive spirit.

Weakness

The college being lone general college in entire Sub Division, we are to accommodate students beyond our bearing capacity. Therefore we have some limitations too. For e.g. 1. Our teacher student ratio is not satisfactorily for healthy class performance, especially for General Students.  2. Lack of permanent faculty for smooth running of teaching learning process. 3. Lack of Departmental library and sufficient classroom.

Opportunities

In spite of having its limitations, the department tries to render quality education, encourages and prepares students for building their higher academic career.

The department also takes initiative to make learned scholars available for the academic interest of the students as and when feasible.

Sri P. Dutta, Head of the Department tries to teach communicative Hindi and English for the interests of the students. 

Challenges     

The geographical location and historical importance of Cooch Behar District in particular and North Bengal in general draw the attention of many visitors notonly from different parts of our country, but from aborad too. Therefore, there lies ample opportunity for History students to choose challanging career as tourist guide besides teaching profession. We are committed to overcome the limitations and march ahead with our avowed mission and vision to make the department a centre of academic excellence.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Future plans

Educational tours to places of historical interest shall be initiated to creat hostorical interest among the students. Keeping in view on the increasing demand on regional history a seperate collection of books on the history of North Bengal shall be arranged to inculcate research interest among the students on regional history.